Google has announced that its Google Assistant service is making its way to Android TV in the coming months. As part of a forthcoming update on supported TVs and set-top boxes powered by Android TV, you will be able to ask the Google Assistant for help so you can enjoy your favourite contents faster on the best screen in your house. No more typing or struggling to get to what you’re looking for — just ask the Google Assistant for help and you’re off to the races.
From playing media to planning for your day, with Google Assistant on Android TV you can; Play and discover your favourite contents on Netflix and Youtube, get answers like: “Tell me about Jurassic Park?”, set the right mood: “Dim the lights.” and also plan your day: “How long will it take to get to work?”.
According to Google, in the coming months, the Google Assistant on Android TV will come to the NVIDIA SHIELD, along with all Android TVs in the US running Android 6.0 Marshmallow or Android 7.0 Nougat, such as the AirTV Player, Sharp Aquos, Sony Bravia, Xiaomi Mi Box, and more. And once available, the NVIDIA SHIELD will be the first TV device to offer a hands-free Assistant experience — so “Dim the lights” will only be an “Ok Google” away!
Google also says, over time it will expand its Assistant service to other new surfaces, like smartwatches running Android Wear 2.0, Android-powered in-car infotainment systems and many other types of devices through the Embedded Google Assistant SDK.